Kitty Saric and Kenneth Lantz have reformed Sweden’s DECADENCE. The band has a demo called Undergrounder featuring drummer Lawrence Dinamarca (NIGHTRAGE/LOCH VOSTOK/CARNAL FORGE). The group had halted activities in 2013.
Ukraine-based KZOHH’s Trilogy: Burn Out The Remains album is out through Ashen Dominion.
Germany-based death metal band ZOMBIESLUT has issued Massive Lethal Flesh Recovery.
Winnipeg-based DARK MESSIAH has a self-titled demo out now.
Merdumgiriz Records has issued USA-based SOLOMONIC DEMONS’ Malevolent Destiny album on cassette. The idea of Solomonic Demons is to fuse extreme music with the “magical conjurations” described in a grimoire.
The debut album by thrash metal band SINATRAS, called Drowned, will be released on January 6th through Logic Il Logic Records.
DIKTATUR’s L’Agonie d’Un Monde is out through Melancholia Records. The France-based band is described as black metal.
KERKER’s Ban All Lights album is out through Nihilistische KlangKunst.
KRATORNAS is a black metal/grindcore band originally from the Philippines and now based in Canada. The act’s latest demo is called Devoured By Damnation and now out through its own imprint, Grathila Records.
Sweden’s WORMWOOD has signed with Non Serviam Records for its debut album, Ghostlands – Wounds From A Bleeding Earth.
SCALPTURE’s Panzerdoktrin album is out through Final Gate Records. The Germany-based group is described as death metal.
The current line-up of MAYHEM, which is playing the 1994 album De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas in full across Europe, will also release De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive on December 15th. The album was recorded live in Norrköping, Sweden last year during the band’s show at the Black Christmass Festival.
Italy-based NERODIA has issued an album called Vanity Unfair through Revalve Records. The band is described as thresh/black metal.
Peru-based EVIL PRIEST has a self-titled demo. Following Caligari Records, the demo is now being also released through Caverna Abismal Records.
Ukraine-based Dead Center Productions has shut down citing a lack of sales. The label will continue to sell its existing stock.
Italy-based YARAST’s Tunguska album is out now through Revalve Records. The band plays “Prog death metal.”
IMMOLATION will release a new album, called Atonement, on February 24th through Nuclear Blast.
IMMORTAL — nowadays guitarist Demonaz and drummer Horgh — are in the studio recording a new full-length album, which is due in late 2017 through Nuclear Blast.
Former MORBID ANGEL musicians David Vincent (vocals and bass) and Tim Yeung (drums) have a project with guitarists Bill Hudson (CIRCLE II CIRCLE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, etc.) and Ira Black (METAL CHURCH, LIZZY BORDEN and many more) to play old MORBID ANGEL songs. The project is called I AM MORBID and has already booked shows in Brazil. Subsequently, Janell Emmanuel, the mother of MORBID ANGEL guitarist Trey Azagthoth has posted on a website called Facebook has objected to David Vincent’s new band and its connection to MORBID ANGEL.
Hammerheart will reissue several KONKHRA albums in 2017.
DARKEST HOUR will release its next full-length album, Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora, on March 10ththrough Southern Lord Recordings.
Inspired by KEEL? Singer Kam Lee and guitarist Rick Rozz DeLillo are again back as MASSACRE X. The band has upcoming shows being booked. Drummer Bill Andrews has asserted his trademark of the name however and is threatening legal action. The ‘X’ refers to the band’s tenth iteration.
Brazil-based thrash metal band WOSLOM has posted a new music video for the song Underworld of Aggression’ off the latest album A Near Life Experience released earlier this year through Shinigami Records for Brazil and the rest of the world by Italian label Punishment 18.
Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach has told a reporter that his manager and SKID ROW’s manager are “talking.” While Bach has long requested a reunion with his former band-mates the rest of the band has not been as forthcoming. SKID ROW is currently fronted by former DRAGONFORCE singer ZP Theart.
Dutch band SLECHTVALK has issued a demo called Where Wandering Shadows And Mists Collide.
Because other labels are ashamed of their signings! Caverna Abismal Record “is proud to announce” that it has signed Portugal-based VILES VITAE for the release of its debut EP, which is entitled IV.
THE HAUNTED has re-signed with Century Media Records. A new album is due In 2017.
Rising Nemesis Records will issue Reign Of Terror, the third album from German death metal band ACRANIUS this January.
Doom metal band DEATH METAL POPE has issued a demo called Harvest.
Nihilistische KlangKunst/War Against Yourself Records have issued TRAUER’s A Walk Into The Twilight. The black metal band is based in Germany.
Pathologically Explicit Recordings has two new releases. DECOMPOSITION OF ENTRAILS from Russia is back with a new CD entitled Pestilential Synthesis. MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION from Japan is presenting two new songs as advance of the third full-length CD which will be out in 2017.
Germany-based CENTRATE has a demo called Ritual. The thrash metal band was founded in 2010.
Norway-based metalcore act MELTDOWN has signed a distribution deal with Wormholedeath for its debut album, Answers.
Germany-based FALL OF CARTHAGE’s The Longed-For Reckoning is out this month through MDD Records.
PARADOX is reforming in its original line-up after 28 years to play European shows. The band is Charly Steinhauer (vocals/guitar), Markus Spyth (guitar), Roland Stahl (bass) and Axel Blaha (drums).
Metavania Music has released VOMITRON’s new album, NESessary Evil. Clocking in at over an hour it features metalized versions of original Nintendo video game soundtracks.
SUICIDE SILENCE will release a new and self-titled album on February 24th through Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The album was produced by notable mallcore producer Ross Robinson.